Announcements, Press Releases 07.31.2019

Our Minneapolis Healthcare Leadership Expands with Two Key Hires

New Health Practice Leadership in Minneapolis

Our Minneapolis studio welcomes a new leader for our health practice, as well as a senior project manager, to provide our clients with expert leadership in medical planning and healthcare design.

Scott Davidson, who takes the helm of the studio’s health practice, joins us as associate principal. In his new role, he will lead the charge to serve a greater number of healthcare clients in the Upper Midwest, all while upholding Perkins and Will’s promise of highly sustainable patient- and caregiver-centered design.

“I’ve admired the work of Perkins and Will for many years,” says Davidson. “Their well-known commitment to sustainability, research and transformational architecture has set the bar high for the entire industry. I’m excited to join the team and to do my part to advance state-of-the-art health and wellness design.”

Davidson has more than 25 years of architecture experience, particularly with medical facilities. Some of his most recognizable projects include Fairview Southdale Emergency Center, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Advanced Imaging Research, and Children’s National PULSE. Passionate about learning and education, Davidson also served as an adjunct associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture and as an instructor in the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s Architecture Department. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Tim Casey joins us as a senior project manager and senior associate. With 34 years of experience managing medical facility projects such as Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix Campus Proton Therapy and Cancer Center building and St. Mary’s Hospital Tower in Grand Junction, Colo., Casey will help ensure the seamless execution and delivery of healthcare projects, both large and small. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and has an evidence-based design accreditation and certification from the Center for Health Design.

“Perkins and Will has a dedication and devotion to creating healing environments that is second to none,” says Casey. “It’s an honor to join this highly regarded team.”

“For more than 20 years, our studio has designed health environments that are transforming the way care is delivered and positively impacting the patient experience. As we now strive to grow this practice locally, regionally and nationally, we are thrilled to welcome Scott and Tim to our team,” says Tony Layne, managing director of the Minneapolis studio of Perkins and Will. “I am confident that with Scott at the helm, and Tim in his critically important supporting role, we will continue to push the envelope of healthcare spaces as healing environments and be recognized not only for our design work but also our collaborative spirit, our innovative thinking, and our ability to advance the role design plays in positively impacting our communities.”

In recent years, the Minneapolis studio of Perkins and Will, often in partnership with other Perkins and Will studios across the country, has led projects for such clients as Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System at Mankato Hospital; Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota; Minneapolis-based Allina Health, Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby, Ohio; and Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming.